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Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

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Welcome to Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN)

IPN is dedicated to advancing biomedical and behavioral sciences through pursuit of cutting edge research and sharing of knowledge. We teach in the core veterinary curriculum and we are the home department for the programs in neuroscience.

Please explore our site and contact us if you have further questions or interests in our mission.

Upcoming Events

IPN Faculty Meeting
1st Tuesday of Every Month 12-1:30 PM
VBR Room 201


News, Awards & Publications
  • Undergraduate Neuroscience student Chloe Erikson has received a travel award from Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) to travel to the Society of Neuroscience annual meeting for a poster presentation. This travel award totals to $750. 


  • Congratulations to Laura Kinslow for receiving a 2016 CVM Staff Employee Excellence Award at the CVM BBQ.  This is well-deserved recognition for all the effort she makes on behalf of IPN and the CVM.


  • Neuroscience graduate student Katie Tyson has received an ADARP grant that covers her tuition and salary for Fall of 2016. Congratulations! 


  • Congratulations to Dr. Rong Guo on her successful Ph.D. defense: “Sleep Disturbances After Chronic Alcohol Consumption: Homeostatic Dysregulation or Circadian Desynchrony?” 


  • IPN's Dr. Robert Ritter has been elected president of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) for the 2017-2018 term. 


  • Two neuroscience graduate students, Philip Uribe and Axel Fenwick, have received the 2016 Poncin Scholarship awards. There were only four awards available to WSU students. Congratulations!


Upcoming Seminars

September 2
Tenure & Promotion Seminar
David Rossi, Ph.D.
The role of the cerebellum in predilection to alcohol abuse

September 9
James Krueger, Ph.D.
Regents Professor
WSU Spokane
Title: TBD

September 23
Leah Solberg Woods, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Title: TBD

September 26 - 3:00pm
Nick Gilpin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology
Associate Director Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center
Louisiana State University
Title: TBD

October 21
Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Vanderbilt University
Title: TBD

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